Obituary of SFC (Ret.) Robert L. Harrison
SFC (Ret.) Robert L. Harrison, 80, of Walton went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born March 27, 1939 in Bath, NY, he was the son of the late William H. and Ervilla Paul Harrison.
Robert grew up on his family farm in Canisteo, NY where he developed his strong work ethic. He was a decorated Army veteran devoting over 24 years of service to this great country. Robert was a Combat Engineer and served two tours in Vietnam. He retired from his last duty post, Fort Bliss, TX in 1983 with the rank of Sergeant First Class (SFC). Upon retirement, he was appointed by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department to become a member of the POSSE after completing his training in 1985. Robert served the community in that position for several years. He was a longtime member of the Walton Fire Department, Walton VFW and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Robert enjoyed fishing, hunting, just being outdoors enjoying nature and spending quality time with his friends and family. He will be truly missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 33 years Beverly R. (Kehr) Harrison of Walton; children Pamela Nobauer of Graz, Austria, Otto Harrison of Graz, Austria, Mike Harrison (Charlotte) of Boise, ID and Heike Anderson of Kansas and brother Virgil Harrison of Galeton, PA. Robert is also survived by six grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers Frank Harrison, Thomas Harrison and James Harrison and sister Mary Louise Jones.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 11 A.M. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 25 Benton Avenue, Walton with the Rev. Edward J. Golding officiating. Please assemble at church. Burial with full military honors will take place on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 1 P.M. at Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.
Memorial donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Walton Fire Department and Emergency Squad, 61 West Street, Walton, NY 13856 or to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, 46610 NY-10, Delhi, NY 13753.